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Shipping: Local firms
- Vivian Ang - Allen & Gledhill LLP
Bazul Ashhab -
Oon & Bazul LLP
Dato’ Jude Philomen Benny -
Joseph Tan Jude Benny
Danny Chua -
Joseph Tan Jude Benny
- Simon Davidson - Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Timothy Elsworth -
- Mei Lin Goh - Watson, Farley & Williams LLP
Gervais Green -
Norton Rose (Asia) LLP
- Chris Grieveson - Wikborg Rein In Alliance with Pan Asia Wikborg Rein
Ajaib Haridass -
Haridass Ho & Partners
- Bill Kerr - Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
- Winston Kwek - Rajah & Tann LLP
- Richard Lovell - Ince & Co
- Collin Seah - TSMP Law Corporation
- Barry Stimpson - Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
- Lawrence Teh - Rodyk & Davidson LLP
- Kian Sing Toh - Rajah & Tann LLP
Allen & Gledhill LLP has a ‘top-flight’ shipping practice. Gina Lee-Wan is the standout lawyer for non-contentious matters, and recently acted for a group of offshore banks in relation to a $1bn financing for 13 newbuild container vessels. She also represented a trust in a substantial piece of litigation straddling the jurisdictions of China, Cyprus, Japan and Singapore. Vivian Ang and Corina Song are highly esteemed litigators.
‘A cut above the rest’, the 26-lawyer shipping group at Rajah & Tann LLP, headed by Kian Sing Toh SC, is considered to be ‘thorough, responsive and reliable’. Kah Wah Leong and Ian Teo represented Equatorial Marine Fuel in the Bunga Melati 5 case, in which the High Court dismissed a claim in excess of $24m. With a dominant position in cross-border insolvency matters, the team acted for the bank lenders in the $2bn global debt restructuring of Danish shipping group Torm. Leading litigator Jainil Bhandari and financing specialist Winston Kwek are key players.
Founding partner Dato’ Jude Philomen Benny at Joseph Tan Jude Benny advises on cargo and charterparty disputes, ship finance and mortgage enforcement, as well as admiralty proceedings including arresting and releasing vessels and collision and personal injury matters.
Oon & Bazul LLP is highly visible in the market, handling casualty matters throughout Southeast Asia, particularly in Malaysia, and dealing with dry shipping arbitrations in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Oon Thian Seng and Mohamed Goush Marikan are well regarded.
Chua Choon King and Jonathan Oon of TSMP Law Corporation acted for DBS Bank in a $140m restructuring and refinancing involving ten Singapore-owned vessels. Ian Lim defended power and marine company Norr Systems in a multimillion-dollar garnishee action.
Ang & Partners’ Goh Kok Leong and Loo Dip Seng focus on admiralty, marine and transportation matters, acting for shipowners, charterers, ship operators and P&I clubs.
At Asia Practice LLP, Mark Tan and Leon Low handle high-value financing and mortgage enforcement proceedings.
Routine instructions for AsiaLegal LLC include marine collision and casualty investigations, charterparty disputes and ship financing transactions. Magdalene Chew and Timothy Tan are well respected.
Colin Jarraw joined Duane Morris & Selvam LLP in May 2011 from Navin & Co LLP to establish the firm’s shipping practice. Acting for a US finance company and the Norwegian government on an export finance scheme was a recent highlight for the team.
Haridass Ho & Partners has a comprehensive practice covering both wet and dry shipping. Ajaib Haridass advises on all ship sale and purchase matters, and Thomas Tan is recommended for cargo claims and charter disputes.
KhattarWong acts in commercial recovery cases, and air carriage, freight forwarding and logistics disputes, and also assists various local and overseas banks with ship financing deals. Deborah Barker SC and K Anparasan head the team.
Joseph Tan at Legal Solutions LLC demonstrates ‘dedication and negotiating acumen’. He has experience in cargo claims, collision matters and marine insurance cases, including hull and machinery policies and ICC policies.
The non-contentious practice at Loo & Partners LLP acted for both Chinatrust Commercial Bank and Mega International Commercial Bank in high-value vessel acquisition financings to Taiwanese shipping group U-Ming Marine Transport.